Try this Witch Fingers (or Monster Fingers) recipe for an easy Halloween Treat!
Halloween Witch Fingers Recipe
I have heard a lot of friends say with everything going on, Halloween will be a bit different than in previous years. If you’re anticipating doing things a little differently, you can add some fun to the day with a few homemade Halloween Treats!
This Witch Fingers Recipe is one of those non-candy things you can make at home without buying a lot of specific ingredients or taking hours out of your day. That kind of recipe is a win for me! As a mom with smaller children I always gauged a recipe based on how much time it would take me to actually complete– we all have those kids’ activities to get to in the afternoon, and of course if you have very small children they may want to help which will have you spending even more time on the recipe! 🙂 No one has hours to sit and decorate a dessert very often!
Kids can Help
Another fun aspect of this Halloween Witch Fingers Recipe is that the kids can do most of the decorating.
Be sure to use glass or another microwave-safe bowl for your candy coating. I have had to re-head my candy coating many times. Especially if the kids are helping, as the entire process takes longer. Warm candy coating is what you need for this. Otherwise, it can get too hard to work with and also look uneven when finished.
If you can’t find green candy coating, you can also add a few drops of green food coloring. But be aware, some candy coatings do not mix very well with food coloring. I think the cheaper almond barks just don’t mix well. Opt for the Wilton candy coating in green if you can find it! 🙂
Just dip each pretzel into the green candy coating about 2/3 the way across. Too much or just a little is fine!
Yep, Sliced Almonds!
If you’re wondering what we used for the fingernails on these Witch Fingers, they are sliced almonds! They are the perfect size and shape!
You should be able to find them along with the sunflower seeds and small packs of snacking nuts.
Coat them with black candy coating (or white with black food coloring) for a super creepy look to the fingernails!
To seal on the black food coloring and make them harder, you can bake according to recipe directions for about 5 minutes. If you prefer to skip this step, you can just coat them and let dry.
Finishing Your Witch Fingers
After the candy coating is dry, take a toothpick and gently drag it across the green candy coating for a realistic crease in the finger. Try to do creases closer to the fingernail, and again in the middle.
This doesn’t have to be exact but the creases will add to the realistic look of fingers!
The kids can definitely help with this part, too. Allow to dry completely after the Witch Fingers are done!
Serve in a jar or Halloween serving dish to hide the pretzel halves, or just on a Halloween serving dish with your other goodies!
Check out a few Halloween serving supplies here if you’re making these for a Halloween event.
Print your recipe below, and be sure to stick around to see other fun– and easy– Halloween treats! Happy Halloween!
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- 10 large pretzel rods
- 8 oz candy melts, Green or Bright White
- 20 pieces sliced almonds
- Green and Black Food Coloring
Preheat your oven to 400F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine 1/8 tsp of black gel food coloring with a few drops of water and stir to dissolve the food color.
Add the almonds to the bowl and stir until they are black on all sides. Transfer them to the parchment lined sheet pan (make sure they are in an even layer) and bake for 5 minutes.
Next, break the pretzel rods in half so you have 20 ~4” rods.
Melt the candy melts according to the package directions (typically you’ll melt them in a microwave safe bowl at 50% power and stir them every 30 seconds).
Once the candy melts have fully melted, add in 1/4 tsp of green food coloring. If you’d like a brighter color, add another 1/4 tsp and stir. Continue until you get the color you’re looking for.
Dip each pretzel rod into the green candy melts and then tap it on the side of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
While the chocolate is still soft, place an almond on the tip of the pretzel. Make sure to place the pointed end of the almond upward so it looks like a nail.
Next, use a toothpick to draw 3 small lines just below the nail and 3 small lines just above where the chocolate dip ends. This will make the pretzel rod truly look like a finger!
Note: See photos for exact placement if you are unsure.
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